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Proceedings of the first convention of colored men of Kentucky held in Lexington, March the 22d, 23d, 24th and 26th, 1866. With the constitution of the Kentucky State Benevolent Association. Printed by order of the convention.

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The report of the Committee was received and on motion the Committee was discharged.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, the money and all papers and documents were ordered to be turned over to Mr. Morris, chairman of the Publishing Committee.

Mr. John M. Langston, honorary member from Ohio, kept the Convention and audience in a jolly mood all the afternoon by his wit and flashes of eloquence.

It was on motion resolved that after appropriate ceremonies the Convention adjourn sine die.

On motion, it was resolved that we adjourn to meet in 1st A. M. E. Church at 71/2 o'clock, P. M., to hear a Lecture from J. M. Langston, on the "Convention; its doings and ultimate effects."

Afternoon session was closed with prayer by Rev. M. Ayres;—Benediction by Bro. Miles. Adjourned to 71/2 o'clock, P. M.

Night session in 1st A. M. E. Church. The church was filled with an intelligent audience of ladies and gentlemen, a good many white persons being present, and listened for an hour or two to an eloquent speech from Mr. Langston. After he sat down several other gentlemen made short speeches, amongst whom was Chas. A. Yancey of the "Colored Citizen."

A vote of thanks was tendered Mrs. Britton and daughters, and Miss King and the ladies and gentlemen, all who assisted in furnishing some new and choice music: when the Convention after singing the doxology, adjourned sine die.


Henry King, Lexington, Fayette Co.

Reuben Lee, " " "

Henry Scroggins, " " "

George Perry, " " "

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